Saint Nicholas

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Saint Nicholas of Myra (traditionally 15 March 270 – 6 December 343), also known as Nicholas of Bari, was an early Christian bishop of Greek descent from the maritime city of Patara in Anatolia (in modern-day Antalya Province, Turkey) during the time of the Roman Empire. Because of the many miracles attributed to his intercession, he is also known as Nicholas the Wonderworker. Saint Nicholas is the patron saint of sailors, merchants, archers, repentant thieves, children, brewers, pawnbrokers, toymakers, unmarried people, and students in various cities and countries around Europe. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Saint Nicholas has received more than 9,379,849 page views. His biography is available in 95 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 92 in 2019). Saint Nicholas is the 13th most popular religious figure (up from 14th in 2019), the 6th most popular biography from Türkiye (down from 5th in 2019) and the 2nd most popular Religious Figure.

Saint Nicholas is most famous for his generous gifts to children. He is also the patron saint of sailors, merchants, and children.

Memorability Metrics

  • 9.4M

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  • 86.05

    Historical Popularity Index (HPI)

  • 95

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 13.29

    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 3.64

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

Page views of Saint Nicholas by language

Over the past year Saint Nicholas has had the most page views in the with 1,366,645 views, followed by Russian (455,684), and German (429,493). In terms of yearly growth of page views the top 3 wikpedia editions are Romanian (3,240.25%), Chechen (339.39%), and Ido (332.58%)


Among religious figures, Saint Nicholas ranks 13 out of 3,187Before him are Mary, mother of Jesus, Paul the Apostle, Pope Francis, Solomon, Saint Joseph, and John the Baptist. After him are Tutankhamun, Jacob, Aaron, Pope John Paul II, Francis of Assisi, and Saint George.

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Among people born in 270, Saint Nicholas ranks 1After him are Demetrius of Thessaloniki, Saint Spyridon, Maximinus II, and Flavia Maximiana Theodora. Among people deceased in 342, Saint Nicholas ranks 1After him are Paul of Thebes, and Emperor Cheng of Jin.

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In Türkiye

Among people born in Türkiye, Saint Nicholas ranks 6 out of 1,347Before him are Suleiman the Magnificent (1494), Paul the Apostle (5), Herodotus (-484), Heraclitus (-535), and Thales of Miletus (-623). After him are Osman I (1254), Saint George (280), Selim II (1524), Mehmed the Conqueror (1432), Ahmed I (1590), and Galen (129).


Among religious figures born in Türkiye, Saint Nicholas ranks 2Before him are Paul the Apostle (5). After him are Saint George (280), Saint Barbara (300), Luke the Evangelist (31), John Chrysostom (349), Rachel (-3500), Margaret the Virgin (292), Saint Blaise (300), Saint Pantaleon (275), Ephrem the Syrian (306), and Ignatius of Antioch (35).